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Monthly Archive: October 2006

Oct 30 2006

Nothing could be more offensive! On St Andrews University’s invitation to ex-president Khatami

Mr Khatami, a former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran (1997-2005) has been invited to St Andrews University on October 31 to receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his ‘efforts to encourage interfaith dialogue’. Giving a theocrat a degree in secular law and doing so ‘considering global tensions relating …

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Oct 30 2006

Join protests against Khatami!

Join the protests Khatami is a criminal! He must be arrested and put on trial! Scotland: Tuesday 31 October 3:00- 6:00pm In front of University of St Andrews St Andrews Fife KY16 9AJ Scotland Speaker: Maryam Namazie, 2005 Secularist of the Year, Director of the Worker-communist Party of Iran’s International Relations Committee London: Wednesday 1 …

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Oct 29 2006

Sign a Petition against Khatami’s visit to the UK

Sign a Petition Against Khatami’s visit to Chatham House and University of St. Andrews, in UK by clicking here.

Oct 17 2006

Join Nov 1 protest against Khatami

Wednesday 1 November 2006 From 4:30 – 6:30pm Chatham House 10 St James’s Square London SW1Y 4LE Nearest tube station: Piccadilly Circus /Green Park Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has been invited by Chatham House London and the University of St Andrews to deliver a speech and receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. …

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Oct 17 2006

On Jack Straw and the Veil

Visit TV International English site for an interesting interview with Hamid Taqvaee on the veil in this week’s programme by clicking here. More to follow on this issue here on this blog.

Oct 17 2006

Two sides of one coin

A 21st century worthy of human beings is difficult to envision when our lives, our rights, our children, cities, schools and homes – are caught in the crossfire in a war of terrorists. On the one hand, we are faced with US-led militarism. Iraq is a model for what the USA represents for the 21st …

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Oct 17 2006

Stop Stonings Now!

28 September 2006 UA 257/06 Death penalty/ stoning IRAN Parisa (f) ] Iran (f) ] full names known to Amnesty International Khayrieh (f) ] Shamameh Ghorbani (also known as Malek) (f) Kobra Najjar (f, aged 44) Soghra Mola’i (f) Fatemeh (f) The women named above are at risk of execution by stoning. Parisa was arrested …

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Oct 16 2006

Help Nazanin!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION On January 3, 2006, 18-year-old Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi was sentenced to death for murder by court in Iran after she stabbed one of three men who attempted to rape her and her 16-year-old niece in a park in Karaj (a suburb of Tehran) in March 2005. She was …

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Oct 10 2006

Flowers into the Thames – against the death penalty

Oct 07 2006

To the second annual secularist of the year award ceremony

To the second annual secularist of the year award ceremony Dear friends I am sorry that I am unable to be with you today. I planned to attend but had to go abroad to a last minute meeting due to the pressing circumstances in Iran. I wish, however, to use this opportunity, to send my …

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Oct 02 2006

Chavez’s Embrace of Iran Leader Insults Women

Run Date: 09/27/06 By Jennifer Fasulo WeNews commentator Venezuela’s Chavez has publicly embraced Iran’s reactionary President Ahmadinejad. Jennifer Fasulo says this shows how women’s lives are maneuvered on the playing board of nationalist realpolitik. Editor’s Note: The following is a commentary. The opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily the views of …

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